The olive oil is a vegetable oil obtained starting from the olive (europaea of Olea), a traditional harvest of tree of the Mediterranean basin. It is employed in kitchen, beauty products, know, and like fuel for the traditional oil lamps. The olive oil is regarded as a healthy dietetic oil because of its high content of monounsaturated grease (mainly acid oleic) and of polyphenols.
Olive Oil uses and benefits
Reduces bad LDL cholesterol, Raises good HDL cholesterol, Contains chemicals that retard cancer and ageing, Thins the blood, A sip of olive oil will stop a tickle that is making you cough. Melted with some beeswax and poured into a small tin, it makes great lip balm, leather conditioner and wood polish.
A couple teaspoons mixed with a can of cat food will help hairballs.
Use it to remove paint from your skin. Rub it on and let it soak a while then wash well with soap. The paint usually comes off without any skin damaging materials. And your skin will be all soft. Lowers risk of death from all causes. For a facial, wet face thoroughly, then massage olive oil into your skin. Use about a half teaspoon of sugar and scrub your face with that, then wipe off gently with a warm, wet cloth until the sugar is all gone.
Mix 3 parts Olive Oil with 1 part white vinegar for wood floor polish.Apply and rub in well.
To keep brass looking shinier longer, buff with olive oil after cleaning. Olive oil keeps it from tarnishing so fast.
Use olive oil to treat lice on children - better than the expensive treatments from the store and conditions the scale. Apply on hair, being sure to get into scales. I leave this on for at least 30 minutes, but it could be all day if you don't have any plans - then shampoo out. It might take 2 shampoos to get the oil out of hair. Use once a week as a conditioner and preventative. Olive oil smothers the lice. Once I started doing this on granddaughters hair the school never called us when others were sent home with lice.
Lowers blood pressure - Mix 50/50 with saved fat for homemade soap. I have used 100% EV olive oil in soap making, but it takes longer to cure.
Mix with wine vinegar, crushed garlic, and fresh grated Parmesean cheese for salad dressing. A sip of olive oil before you go to sleep stops snoring. It makes the throat slippery. Your spouse can sleep.
Olive oil is very well tolerated by the stomach. In fact, olive oil's protective function has a beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis. Olive oil activates the secretion of bile and pancreatic hormones much more naturally than prescribed drugs. Consequently, it lowers the incidence of gallstone formation.
Studies have shown that people who consumed 25 milliliters (mL) - about 2 tablespoons - of virgin olive oil daily for 1 week showed less oxidation of LDL cholesterol and higher levels of antioxidant compounds, particularly phenols, in the blood.(